Mandela and de Klerk Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2005

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
On June 12, 1964, political activist Nelson Mandela (Sidney Poitier) is sentenced to life in prison for treason against the South African state. During the years of his incarceration at Robben Island, Mandela rises to become the symbolic leader of black South Africa. Meanwhile, Mandela's one-time ideological foil, South Africa's white president, F.W. de Klerk (Michael Caine), puts into place reforms that bring an end to his country's decades-old policy of racial segregation: apartheid.

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Tina Lifford, Gerry Maritz, Ian Roberts, Terry Norton, Ben Kruger, Jerry Mofokeng

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Film Afrika

Keywords: Rivalry, Wife, Engaging, 1960s, Passionate, Transformation, Rise, 1990s, Sacrifice


Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie